DKUK Newsletter december 2018


Dear Members and Friends,

There are only 28 days left until the end of the year and we still have three of this year's biggest events coming up!

On the 6th December, "Offshore Wind" which includes some very interesting speakers and attending companies.

On the same day in the evening we also have the biggest event in our history: a glamorous Grand Gala Dinner & Ball with around 350 people - including Queen Margrethe II of Denmark as the Guest of Honour. This will, for sure, be an outstanding evening!

Last but not least the Annual Christmas Lunch, which takes place on the 14th December and will be full of fun and festivities – and at this stage close to 170 signed up – still room for a few more if you are interested.

This month's editorial is written by Rene Falch Olesen, member of DKUK’s Board of Directors. He is also Group Chief Commercial Officer for DSV A/S – Premier Member of DKUK, and prior to the Association's formation last year, a long term member of The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce. He recently gave a presentation to a joint German-British Danish-UK meeting with an update on how he and DSV see the UK’s current state of affairs in relation to the EU. We invited him to sum up that presentation and share his own views in this month’s editorial.

Kind regards,

DKUK team (Emma, Deanne, Mads & Gunnar)



Editorial by Rene Falch Olesen, Group Chief Commercial Officer for DSV A/S

When asked to speak on Brexit at a recent event organised at Gowling LLP by DKUK Association and the DEUK Chamber of Commerce I couldn’t resist the temptation. The day after the Brexit vote I jokingly put a “for sale” sign in my front garden. Now, a good two years down the line I wish I had kept it there. Preparing for a presentation on a subject most of us have limited knowledge and massive opinions about, and a subject that constantly takes a new direction and shows a new side, you suddenly realise the complexity of the situation. And ...


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Ørsted celebrates Offshore Wind Week with successful supplier event

Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, is joining Renewable UK this week in celebrating the UK’s success in offshore wind. Matthew Wright, Ørsted UK’s Managing Director, said: “The UK has much to celebrate when it comes to the success of the ...



DI Analysis - British Energy Transition with Danish Involvement

Danish exports of energy technology to the UK amounted to 2.5 billion EUR in 2017, making it the most important export market for the Danish energy industry. Although exports have fluctuated from year to year, the trend is upwards with a tenfold ...


Dania School Open House

Dania School is a non-selective, co-educational independent preschool and primary school for families who desire an active, creative, and individualised learning experience for their children. Open house will take place on the following dates: 23 January 2019, 13 & 27 February 2019 and 20 March ...



first dkuk charity golf day

9 May 2019, Burhill Golf Club

Save the date!

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Ambiguity = Potential or Anxiety Working With Dynamics of Not-Knowing

BREXIT has left us swimming in a sea of ambiguity. For some organisations ambiguity creates an opportunity for leading edge potential. In others ambiguity creates anxiety and a feeling of being overwhelmed. It all comes down to the nature of the ...


New Company profile: Manuvision

ManuVision is a popular and highly respected massage therapy system from Denmark, which has helped innumerable people in achieving a better quality of life, alleviating pain, or improving performance. Clients seeking out ManuVision can suffer from a wide range of ailments such as migraine, frozen shoulder, back ...



New company profile: HØrning Floors

The year is 1929. The setting, a modest workshop in the village of Hørning. The leading character is a carpenter, J. M. Jensen – a man with an innate talent for working with wood and a steadfast belief in doing things properly. To cut a long story short, he combined these two features to create unique, solid ...



New company profile: Drugstars

DrugStars has an impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in different ways: First, we fund donations to health charities on behalf of our users in the DrugStars app. By doing so, we are a movement of patients supporting communities of various diseases. Second, we have scientifically proven that the ...


new company profile: Christine Gouchault

Gouchault is owned by Christine Gouchault, business consultant, international author and motivational speaker. She is an expert in B2B sales and the woman behind the Danish Business Mum Community. She offers efficient solutions to get more customers as well as motivational speaking or workshops on sales ...



New company profile: Smuk london

What is SMUK London? SMUK London is a new Danish beauty and lifestyle studio in Belgravia, London. Founded by Miabella Ristorp, international hair and makeup artist from Copenhagen, the studio is inspired by Danish design, complete with a hygge lounge. The SMUK London studio offers hair, beauty and lifestyle ...




Mannaz is dedicated to enabling people and organisations to succeed. We work with our clients to understand, leverage and expand the existing strengths and abilities of people in-role, so they become the driving force in shaping and implementing their own tomorrow. Mannaz provides ...


Names & Notes

Brexit information for Danes in the UK (in Danish)

Storbritannien forlader EU d. 29 marts 2019. Danmark arbejder for en ordnet britisk udtræden af EU og et ambitiøst fremtidigt forhold mellem EU og Storbritannien. Der er dog i øjeblikket ingen sikkerhed for, at de ikke forlader EU uden en egentligt ...



Do you have the next great offer?

A few months ago we announced our new "member-to-member" concept, and we are very happy that we have already received more than 10 member offers since the launch and we would love to see more new offers from our fantastic member companies! In December it could ...


Member to Member Offers

25% discount on all Pearl Stories items

Pearl Stories – Denmark’s social pearl jewellery brand bar none – wants to help you celebrate Christmas – the social way. As a pre–Christmas present we offer you 25% off all purchases until 31.12.2018. We promise to spend 5% of all our sales to empowering women and girls the world over. This year we empower ...



15% discount from Smuk London in December

Have you considered your beauty treatment options for the festive season? If not, SMUK London will help you get your hair, nails, or make up spot on! They have a new member-to-member offer: DKUK members get 15% off on all hair, makeup and nail services ...


Fulham FC - Your Exclusive Premier League Ticket

Enjoy an exclusive offer to watch Fulham versus Leicester City this December We are pleased to offer Danish-UK Association members a very special deal for this Premier League match! Do we need to remind you that the goalkeeper from the Danish National Team is also the ...



Hotel Sanders offers special discount for DKUK members

A hotel of casual luxury set in the heart of Copenhagen–s historic quarter. Sanders is all about simple elegance. A culture of art, design and creativity headline the smart, bespoke interiors of this cool residence, an iconic architectural restoration in a heritage neighbourhood. Here ...



Seven new discounts & offers to DKUK members

We are pleased to announce that as a member of the Danish-UK Association you are entitled to exclusive discounts and offers from our partner Club Quarters! To benefit, present your membership card and reference your DKUK membership card. Click on the images and you will be directed to ...


10% off all Bang & Olufsen products

Firmly grounded in decades of design excellence, craftsmanship and product innovation Bang & Olufsen has been renowned for its distinctive range of quality audio/visual and multimedia products since 1925. With a product range defining standards in high-end televisions, loudspeakers, and sound systems. Discover Bang & Olufsen, ...



15% off Bang & Olufsen Beoplay portable products

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30% Discount from digital ship

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DKUK Events

Saint Lucia - Hull Minster

04 December 2018

For the first time Saint Lucia will be celebrated in Hull Minster on Tuesday 4th December 7pm. The Lucia celebration is a Scandinavian tradition based on the story of Saint Lucy of Syracuse, Sicily. Falling within the Advent season, Saint Lucia's Day is viewed as an event signalling the ...



Offshore Wind 2018

06 December 2018

The Danish Embassy in London and The Danish-UK Association will host a conference that offers an overview of current and future developments in the UK offshore wind industry. The conference will provide answers to what we can expect in 2019 in terms of policy developments, market opportunities and technical ...


Grand Gala Dinner & Ball

06 December 2018

Celebrating the formation of The Danish-UK Association we cordially invite you and your guests to our very first Grand Gala Dinner & Ball to be held on Thursday 6th December 2018 at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London. Guest of Honour Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of ...



Annual Christmas Lunch

14 December 2018

It is all about traditions, surprises, festive spirit and good company. The Annual Christmas Lunch is by tradition set for the second Friday of the Christmas month, 14th December. There will be surprises – who know there may be presents if you have been good. You, the membership ...




Members Events

Maritime CIO Forum, London

04 December 2018

Digital Ship is excited to be back in London with the next in our series of Cyber Resilience Forums on the 4th December 2018. Cyber security is still justifiably very high on our agendas, with increasingly strong and clever threats being proven to disrupt business continuity. Real life ...



Google Ads (AdWords) Masterclass: Become a PPC expert

06 December 2018

Novicell's Google Ads seminar is a comprehensive and practical insight into every aspect of the Google Ads platform, you will learn how to create your very own campaign from start to finish. Advertising online with Google Ads is undoubtedly, one of the ...


Saint lucia - Birmingham Cathedral

10 December 2018

In the darkness of winter, join us in the warmth to celebrate a truly Scandinavian service of carols and readings, with a candlelit procession during which ’Santa Lucia‘ wears a crown of candles. Join Preacher Kristina Andréasson (Chaplain, ...



The Eve Appeal’s Festival of Carols - Thursday

13 December 2018

On Thursday 13th December, women’s cancer charity, The Eve Appeal, will be holding their annual Festival of Carols at the beautiful and historic church of St. Botolph-without-Bishopsgate. Located in The City of London, close to Liverpool Street ...



The Power of Purpose II - Strategic Integration of Purpose

14 December 2018

Learn how Unilever has driven business performance through strategic integration and alignment of organisational purpose. Unilever has been a purpose-driven company from its origins. Today, their purpose is ...



UK Energy Opportunities II – a new paradigm on the horizon

Pictures from the UK Energy Opportunities II – a new paradigm on the horizon at Ince & Co LLP.

Took place at Ince & Co LLP on the 8th November.

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Business Analyst to drive analysis and development tasks - Ørsted

Would you like to take part in the growth of our brand-new ’Energy-as-a-Service‘ business area where we serve industrial customers with innovative and green energy solutions? Join us and become Business Analyst in our ...



Sales Development Manager - Adwaiz

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Past Events

Nordic Drinks hosted by Nordic Bar

29 november 2018

Every last Thursday of the month, members and friends of the Norwegian, Finnish and Danish Trade Organisations in the UK gather for Nordic Drinks at an interesting and inspiring venue somewhere in central London - an added bonus to the networking. Nordic Drinks, a ...



DKUK Food network / Knowledge share group meeting

14 November 2018

These meeting are aimed at members working directly in the food, drinks and hospitality industry to meet and exchange best practices and to highlight some of the challenges currently being faced. Target group/attendees: DKUK members ...


Just-in-time Brexit: Are your logistics up to the challenge?

12 November 2018

The German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce and the Danish-UK Association and Gowling WLG (UK) LLP held a dinner discussion on the topic of "Just-in-time Brexit: Are your logistics up to the challenge?". The discussion ...



UK Energy Opportunities II – a new paradigm on the horizon

08 November 2018

The half-day energy trade conference in London on the 8th November 2018 was an exciting opportunity for Nordic energy businesses to pursue projects and partnerships in the United Kingdom. The energy system is ...



Kind regards

Mads, Deanne and Gunnar

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